Planned Giving

Gouraige FamilyTwenty years as a Ransom Everglades parent have given Ghislain Gouraige a broad perspective on the school and the unique role that Ransom Everglades plays in Miami. With a strong commitment to family and community involvement, he embraced an active role at RE when his eldest child, Gaelle, became a Raider in 1998. Thanks to his experience on numerous local boards, Ghislain could see that Miami nonprofits – including Ransom Everglades – could benefit from building their endowments through planned giving, and he agreed to serve as a founding member of the Marie and Edward Swenson Society to launch that effort at the school. His efforts have helped the society create a generous reservoir of support for the school.

Gouraige Family NowFor Ghislain and his family, giving to RE is a priority, and naming Ransom Everglades in his will is one of the ways that the family shows its deep gratitude to the school. It is part of their plan to secure Ransom Everglades’ future. “Our four children benefitted from an incredible education, and we believe in leaving a legacy to guarantee that a Ransom Everglades education is available for generations of Miami’s children.”

Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Middle School2045 South Bayshore DriveTel: 305-250-6850
Upper School3575 Main HighwayTel: 305-460-8800
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.